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French pho­to­jour­nal­ist Eric Laf­forge has cap­tured images of Ethiopi­an women of the Das­sanach tribe, in the vil­lage of Omorate, who wear wigs they have cre­at­ed out of bot­tle caps. He post­ed the visu­al­ly stun­ning pho­tos on his Flickr account with the cap­tion.

The Daasanach peo­ple col­lect the caps of the Coca and beers in the bars of Omorate and make wigs with them.

The pho­tos, to me, are a tes­ta­ment to the cre­ativ­i­ty of black women when it comes to hair. What are your thoughts?

Be sure to check out Eric Lafforge’s Flickr account for more stun­ning pho­tos.

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DASSANECH GIRL, OMO VALLEY,  ETHIOPIA

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56 Comments on "Ethiopian Women and Children of the Dassanach Tribe Make Wigs Out of Bottle Caps"

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ShadowQueen

It’s an inter­est­ing custom.…but do you see how per­fect­ly even their choco­late skin is.…? The pho­tos are breath­tak­ing.

Guest1234

I’m sayin! How can I get down with that skin. They’re so beau­ti­ful!

Amma Mama

Espe­cial­ly the first girl! Her skin is PERFECT!

D.K.

Wow, Avant-Garde at it’s best. Real­ly visu­al pho­tog­ra­phy too. I like.

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LuvChicago

Beau­ti­ful­ly Cre­ative.
I’m sure there will be many appli­ca­tions of this con­cept in the west­ern world in the future.

Tonia

Inter­est­ing and unique.

Nyala

This is a tru­ly beau­ti­ful, cre­ative thing to do. There’s noth­ing wrong with it, (if bot­tle caps are your thing), and it’s not hurt­ing any­one.

So smart, so eco-friend­ly, and not too shab­by.

But I just know, there are going to be trolls down­cast­ing these pics label­ing them as “ghet­to” and oth­er hate­ful terms.

But I think it’s beau­ti­ful.

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